i’m about to convert a one page template (already approved on TF) to wp but it lacks a blog section. It’s a very simple design not really suited for bloggers, i know there are other “specialized” themes here without blog but, since a lot of rules changed lately, i wonder if this would cause a rejection now.
The template author thinks it wouldn’t fit the design so i’d prefer not to force him to add one unless mandatory.
The issue with non-blog wordpress themes is that people will demand the feature like crazy. They kinda expect the blog area from any theme.
Unfortunately it’s a requirement and you will get rejected if it’s not there. One one hand I agree that it’s kinda expected in WordPress themes, but if WordPress wants to really become CMS then it should not be forced to include a blog section.
Yes, it’s mandatory, also the comments, it was a “pain” for our last theme (you’ll have to implement posts, pagination and comments through Ajax), still I’ve seen themes that added Facebook comments and got approved.
I always thought wordpress is just for blogs? and everything else is kind of a “hack” to make it work the way it does?